Dear Bonsall School Community,

Beginning with Thanksgiving’s gratitude for what we’ve been given, to the Christmas spirit of giving to others, to the hope a New Year brings, this holiday season is such a wonderful time for the families of our Bonsall School Community.  The traditions that help develop a sense of bonding to others are a great reason we have such wonderful families and schools. If you had a chance to attend the performances of the Sullivan Middle School’s Show Choirs, it reminds us again how blessed we are to have such wonderful programs.  I must say, singing Christmas carols with the students just might be the best part of serving as your Superintendent.  The joyous excitement of their voices often leads me to stop singing myself so I can enjoy the sound of their voices more.   It’s also great when they sing in their native language as seen below where the Vivian Banks Charter School students are singing in Cupeño. 

Such healthy traditions contribute to our purpose of “Academic excellence and support for all students to be highly competitive in their chosen career path and/or college.”  Supporting our students’ health is a strong catalyst to their learning.  I was wonderfully surprised to hear one of our local dentists, Dr. Randy Carlson, tell me that after providing dental screenings for over 150 second grade students at Bonsall Elementary they found only one student with a cavity!  It appears that the Health and Wellness Policy of reducing the sugary snacks for class parties is beginning to have great results.  Also, I heard the PTA’s Jog-a-thon at Bonsall West Elementary raised over forty thousand dollars!  Bonsall High School’s Interact Club members are serving the community by joining the Bonsall Rotary in the Salvation Army’s bell ringing donation program.  Bonsall is truly an outstanding school community.

Please know how much you are appreciated for all your hard work and interest in continuously improving our school community.  This season is very important in the development of our children so be sure to take the time to help our young people cherish the making of family memories and the bonding among the community.  On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire Bonsall Unified School District, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Justin Cunningham